Scientists at Newcastle University have made a breakthrough in combatting bacteria like E-coli.
Old antibiotics are losing their effectiveness.
But a discovery by the Newcastle team looks like giving us a major new weapon in the war against infections.
Derek Proud reports.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast for the Tyne Tees region
North Yorkshire Police say they have arrested 41 people in the first nine days of this year's drink and drug driving campaign.
Gusty winds over hills. Mainly dry with a cooler night ahead